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Windows 7: A $433 paperweight??

11 Feb 2010   #1
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 
A $433 paperweight??

Hi,Great forum.
I feel so stupid.ok here's the deal.
My w7 was running like crap,so I decided to reinstall w7.
I burned 3 recovery disks.

So far so good.I thought these 3 disks were the the complete windows 7
system.
I now know they are for repair and recoverey.
So when I finshed burning the disks.

Cut a long story short

I had two options in bold red letters.
I erased the harddrive,can't remember what the other option was.

(the one I should have taken)
So I reboot expecting to load w7 up with the disks I just burned.

I get a grey screen with
error f3-f100-0004


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11 Feb 2010   #2
JordanJP

Windows 7 baby ! : D
 
 

in this case, you're only choice would be to find a version of windows somewhere...
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11 Feb 2010   #3
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

Hi,
I have windows xp home and ME disks

thanks in advance
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11 Feb 2010   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

What brand of computer ? Can you contact the Mfg for their install DVD ?
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11 Feb 2010   #5
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

satellite*l456*s5976.*Toshiba laptop

I've only had it 3 weeks.

Tried taking it back to Walmart today

my 15 days had exspired
Not sure what to do next

Appricate you guys trying to help
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11 Feb 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by coosemaker View Post
satellite*l456*s5976.*Toshiba laptop

I've only had it 3 weeks.

Tried taking it back to Walmart today

my 15 days had exspired
Not sure what to do next

Appricate you guys trying to help
What about the MFG warranty paperwork? Any phone numbers you can call ?
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11 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Call Toshiba. The Mfrs usually provide an installation disk for a S&H charge.
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11 Feb 2010   #8
coosemaker

W7 premium
 
 

Too late to call Toshiba.

Will do tomorrow.

Thanks
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11 Feb 2010   #9
gregrocker

 

Maker will supply Recovery disks with bloatware. Better to find a clean copy Win7 DVD for your version.

All versions are in every installer but some are hidden by the presence of an ei.cfg file. You can extract the files, delete that file, recompile the ISO to burn an All-Versions DVD using this: Bootable ISO - Create from Installation Files Burn the DVD from the same drop-down menu where you recreate the ISO.

Then boot DVD, select Custom install, wipe and format your HD, choose your corrrect version and install. It will activate with the key on the COA sticker on your computer.

This is what most tech enthusiasts do to overcome bloatware force on buyers by manufacturers.
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12 Feb 2010   #10
electrotune1200

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

You might have a recovery partition. They are usually protected and pretty hard to delete sometimes.

Hold down 0 (Zero) while you turn the computer on. If it loads to a recovery partition you're good to go.
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